The World Federation of Trade Unions, which represents more than 105 million workers in 132 countries all over the world, is following with concern the developments in Ethiopia, where conflicts have been raging lately in the northern province of Tigray for the control the area.
It is no coincidence that the region is one of the most powerful industrial centers of a country rich in agricultural products and other natural resources. The conflicts that affect the lives of thousands of workers in the region result from the competitions over which monopolies will exploit the country’s wealth-producing resources for their profits.
At the same time, the population of around 110 million people are among the poorest in the world, deprived of their right to a dignified living and work.
The workers and the people of Ethiopia are the ones who must enjoy the wealth of their country to cover all of their contemporary needs. The WFTU supports the workers and ordinary people of Ethiopia and calls upon them to organize their struggle to protect and improve their lives and the lives of their families.